UCI’S Center for the Study of Cannabis Virtual Symposium: Teaser 6 ft. Stephen Mahler, PhD

October 1, 2021   |   By Mieko Hester-Perez

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Cannabis educator and influencer, Tammy Pettigrew took a moment to speak to Professor Steve Mahler at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Mahler's research is examining the neural circuits underlying motivated behavior and addiction.

Projects in his lab explore the neurodevelopmental consequences of adolescent THC exposure or of early-life adversity on the brain and behavior., and the subcortical circuits underlying relapse-like pursuit of opiod, cannabinoid, and psychostimulant drugs.

The interview is part of UCI's Center for the Study of Cannabis upcoming virtual symposium to get greater insight into innovative research on cannabis and the sexual brain.

Here's the rest of the lineup for the FREE virtual conference (register now) and symposium information on the study of, How Sex Affects Cannabinoid Activity. The full list of presenters and their bios can be seen here.

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About Mieko Hester-Perez

Mieko Hester-Perez, International Autism & Cannabis Healthcare Advocate


In 2009, Mieko Hester-Perez decided to go public with her son's success with medical cannabis and since that day in 2009, she has become a source of inspiration and information for families looking to explore unconventional and holistic treatment options within the autism spectrum.


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